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Green port initiatives for a more sustainable port-city interaction: The case study of Barcelona

Chapter in book
Authors Marta Gonzalez-Aregall
Rickard Bergqvist
Published in Maritime Transport and Regional Sustainability
Pages 109-132
ISBN 9780128191347
Publisher Elsevier
Publication year 2020
Published at Department of Business Administration, Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics
Pages 109-132
Language en
Keywords Port-city interaction; Green initiatives; Hinterland; Air emissions; Barcelona
Subject categories Business Administration


This study examines port-based strategies that improve environmental performance and promote sustainable solutions for combating climate change in the context of large urban areas. Using Barcelona as a case study, this investigation analyzes past and present hinterland initiatives that could successfully facilitate growth and resilience of this port city. The geographically-sensitive location of this European seaport on the Mediterranean Sea results in high volumes of freight traffic and cruise passengers, and it presents an interesting case study for addressing the sustainability challenges associated with freight transport paths and urban areas.

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